About Us

We are group of independent carers and successful campaigners working hard to get Changing Places & Space to Change facilities in place across the UK and abroad.  No one should lie on a toilet floor!

We are made up from a group of independent, successful Disability campaigners who are also parent/carers who understand the barriers faced by disabled people in the UK.

We are working hard to make changes for our loved ones and yours, as we believe they have as much right to use a toilet as we do.

We work with people and organisations to provide advice and information on how to make toilets accessible for everyone.

We are completely independent with no links to any profitable organisations and have been successful in working with organisations, councils and the NHS to get facilities installed.

 

Sarah & Hadley at Portsmouth Port

The Port is the first major sea travel hub in the country to open a Space to Change specialist toilet and changing facility after one of our campaigners made them aware of the need for accessible toilets with bench and hoists.

Kalvin Baugh, Ferry Port Manager, said:

“One of our frequent travellers Sarah Brisdion- whose son Hadley has Cerebral Palsy and needs the extra equipment of a bench and hoist- made us aware that standard accessible toilets do not meet the needs of people with severe disabilities or additional needs. Even more shockingly, that they often have to lie on toilet floors to be changed. We felt very strongly that nobody should have to endure this and so worked closely with Sarah to find a solution.

“Because Space to Change enhances existing conventional wheelchair-accessible toilets, rather than being a ‘stand-alone’ facility, we were able to address Sarah’s request without the delay, cost and disruption of significant building work. To our knowledge, no other seaport in the UK can offer its travellers such fully-accessible facilities.”

Portsmouth International Port has Space To Change making it the the most accessible major sea hub in the UK.

cornwall-services-iiCornwall Services has seen visitor numbers and customer spend increase since it opened its Changing Places toilet for disabled visitors at the end of June, after one of our campaigners Rachel George, who has a 10 years old disabled son, highlighted the need for wheelchair-accessible toilets with additional fixtures of a changing bench and hoist.

Site Manager Alex Lawson said:

“We’ve had a fantastic response! It is being used on a daily basis, with customers returning time and time again, and planning trips with a stop scheduled here, knowing they can safely use the toilets with dignity, from 6.00am- 11.00pm seven days a week.

We have worked hard to let people know about it, with a media campaign for the unveiling, detailing it on our website, and very obvious signage on our roadside totem pole.

We believe in doing a ‘proper job’ as we say down here: reaction to the toilet demonstrates we’ve certainly done that as far as disabled people and their families are concerned!”

 

CHANGING PLACES PROVE TO BE GREAT FOR CUSTOMERS AND BUSINESS GROWTH